A Caregivers Support Group (a training program for adults who provide care for family members or others with serious illness or disabilities) will be held on October 11, October 18, October 25, and November 1, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Coosa County Extension Office, 13999 AL Highway 22 (behind Courthouse), Rockford, Alabama. This is a free event. Pre-registration is required before October 7, 2016. To register call the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713.
Learn “What Agriculture Has To Offer You In Coosa County”!
Come join the Coosa County ALProHealth Coalition on September 27, 2016, as they tour Rora Valley Farm and Eagles Roost Herb Farm In Coosa County.
The tour bus for the trip will pick up at 8:30 a.m. from Rockford Baptist Church, 9575 US Highway 231, Rockford, AL and will travel to Rora Valley Farms in Hanover Community, Eagles Roost Herb Farm in Hissop Community, and return to Rockford Baptist Church around 2:00 p.m.
Tour topics will include information on: Natural Vegetable Production, Composting, No-Till Production, Planting, Pest Management, Herbs, etc.
The tour is free but pre-registration is required by Thursday, September 22, 2016. Seating is limited to 33 participants. Call the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713 to reserve your seat.
Please bring a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided.
Rockford Market Day will be held every 1st Friday April through October from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Items to be sold include: vegetables, fruits, home baked goods, jewelry, t-shirts, crafts, woodworking items, flowers, fresh and dried herbs, honey, canned preserved fruits, jam, jellies, plants in containers, soap and body care products such as essential oils, and other items. Vendor applications are now being accepted. For more information call the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713. Vendor space is free, but limited.
Take some simple precautions when preparing food for storage with Food Storage Charts and tips!
Serving and selling food safely is our goal: the Alabama Cottage Food Law Program. Alabama Cottage Food Law pertains to individuals wishing to start selling food prepared in their homes. This focuses on food safety considerations for the individual preparing the food. For more information, contact Patti West.
Coosa County Extension Office and Coosa County Sheriff Department working together to assist citizens and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. Yellow DOT program can help save lives. The “Yellow Dot” program is the first program of its kind in the state of Alabama. It is designed to assist Alabama citizens and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives during the critical “golden hour” by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves.
The “Yellow Dot” program provides detailed medical information that can be crucial following a crash. Participants of the program receive a “Yellow Dot” decal, a “Yellow Dot” folder and an information form with the participant’s name, an identifying photo, emergency contact information, personal physicians’ information, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies and medications being used. A “Yellow Dot” decal on the driver’s side rear window of a vehicle alerts first responders to check in the glove compartment for the corresponding “Yellow Dot” folder.
For more information, please contact Debra Ward.
Educating the citizens about chronic diseases such as cancer along with nutrition. For more information, please contact Sharon Haynes.
Through nutrition education/health programs, health fairs and in-school programs, Coosa County is changing its county health and nutrition demographics one-step at a time. For more information, please contact Jennie Pemberton.